Citroen

Prestige

Compact luxury cars on the rise

Luxury cars

Joshua Dowling Why the next big thing in luxury cars is small. And rugged.

Driving power

Is one engine really enough?

1935 Alfa Romeo Bitmore.

Tony Davis Many people won't fly in a plane that has only one engine, but with cars they are a little more sanguine.

One-off

McLaren X-1 mystery machine

McLaren

Chris Harris Secret owner orders one-off supercar based on the 12C.

Motors

The fast and the spurious

SLS

David McCowen Australians' love affair with high performance continues apace, even if they can't use it.

Vintage style

Ferrari 250 GT snapped up for $5.5m

A 1959 Ferrari 250 California LWB

A Ferrari bought new by Roger Vadim, the movie director and actor who discovered and married Brigitte Bardot, sold last night for about $5.5m as choosy investors bought rare classic cars.

Peugeot targets softroaders

Unspecified

Joshua Gliddon and Jez Spinks, drive.com.au Wagon offers practicality and seating to beat most compact 4WDs, but a key safety feature has been left out.